I had not realized that Toonami was going live once again until tonight when I couldn't sleep. You see, I had the TV on Adult Swim, and I was thinking it would just be a normal anime session since it was Saturday. However, with surprise, I saw TOM on the TV addressing the audience. As most of you can guess, I was completely awestruck and then quickly screamed like the little fanboy I was. Nostalgia levels were greater than Mount Everest, and the complete nerdgasm was beyond phenomenal.
It was truly a night to remember.
Afterwards, I looked online to see that has been planned for over a month on Adult Swim after TOM came on during April Fools day (Seriously, why wasn't I informed on this?) The wiki article, of course, sums up the preceding days before the revival of Toonami.
Anyway, I know there are probably a hundred threads about this, but I am confirming every single suspicion on the subject with my testament on seeing the new Toonami in action on May. 27, 2012 at 3:28 AM Mountain Standard Time. The line-up for the opening night Toonami followed as thus: (Note: times are PST)"April Fools' Day 2012 and revival
On midnight of April 1, 2012, just past Toonami's 15th anniversary, Adult Swim, which generally changes its programming for April Fools' Day, began to play The Room (as they had done the past several years). The scene then switched to T.O.M. (in his third incarnation) aboard the Absolution, greeting the viewers while commenting that it is April Fools' Day, before introducing that week's scheduled episode of Bleach. The Toonami-related programming and bumpers continued throughout the night, featuring Dragon Ball Z, Mobile Suit Gundam Wing, Tenchi Muyo! Ryo-Ohki, Outlaw Star, The Big O season 1, YuYu Hakusho, Blue Submarine No. 6, Trigun, Astro Boy, and Gigantor. T.O.M. also presented a review of Mass Effect 3 and promoted the recent DVD releases of the series featured.
The following day, Adult Swim posted a message to their Twitter page, simply stating, "Want it back? Let us know. #BringBackToonami". On April 4, Adult Swim followed up this tweet with one stating, "#BringBackToonami We've heard you. Thank you for your passion and interest - stay tuned."On April 8, Adult Swim aired 2 bumpers about the Toonami tweets and answered with "[we're listening]" and "[we're looking into it]".
On May 16, 2012, Adult Swim posted a message on Facebook announcing that Toonami would return on May 26. The network issued a press release later that day confirming the block's revival as a Saturday late night anime block. Toonami made its return on May 26, 2012."
12:00AM - Bleach
12:30AM - Deadman Wonderland
1:00AM - Casshern Sins
1:30AM - Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood
2:00AM - Ghost in the Shell: SAC 2nd GIG
2:30AM - Cowboy Bebop.
During the interludes, AKA commericals, TOM addressed some stuff and also did a fable Toonami game review. I can't remember what the game was (lol, short term memory loss!), so can someone say the name of the game that TOM reviewed if I don't find out somehow...
Now, after that monologue of fanboy joy, I will now say the true intentions of this thread: discussion.
Did you watch the new Toonami when it first aired? If so, what did you think of it?
If you haven't watched it yet, what are your expectations on future Toonami programs on Adult Swim?
And, of course, do you even like Toonami?
You can, of course, go beyond these addressed questions and talk about random stuff involving the topic.